Concierge: Before You Pray Edition

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This edition of Concierge presents a few links to aid you in your prayer life. What makes these articles a little different than many on prayer is that the focus is not so much on what you might say in prayer. The focus is on what you think and do before you pray.

I provide a comment and a pertinent quote from each article. You will want to click on the title of each article to read it in it’s entirety. You can watch the one video link on this page. 

9 Characteristics of False Worship

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God takes false worship seriously. Do you? 

The first two of the Ten Commandments concern the false worship of false gods. 

  1. You shall have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3).
  2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth (Exodus 20:4).

Often folks in these modern times think that idolatry is a thing that only pertains to previous epochs of history. Yet even a casual look around will reveal that idolatry or false worship is all around us. 

The Village Church of Flower Mound, Texas

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Notice the Purpose Statement on the screen prior to the worship service.

The Village Church was our fifth and final church on our tour of notable Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) churches since our move to the area. 

The previous churches in our tour have been:

A Notable DFW Church

The Village Church is notable because of its vast outreach in the area. It is a multi-site campus church (although it has started the process of spinning off various campuses into fully autonomous congregations). 

It is also notable because of the influence of lead pastor Matt Chandler. Chandler is a gifted preacher of the Word who also heads the Acts 29 network of churches. I have been enriched by his preaching during the past decade.

Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship of Dallas, Texas

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A brief chat with Tony Evans

A few weeks ago Suzie and I attended Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (OCBF) in Dallas, Texas. This was our fourth destination on our way to visiting five notable churches in the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) area.

Previous posts of DFW churches include:

A Notable DFW Church

Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship began in 1976 as a Bible study led by Tony Evans. Evans has remained the pastor for more than 40 years. The church is a vibrant community of believers who have had tremendous impact on the city of Dallas. 

Stonebriar Community Church of Frisco, Texas

Stonebriar Community Church with Charles Swindoll

Recently we attended Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. Since we relocated to the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Metroplex in Texas, we have been attending some notable churches. Stonebriar is the third such church we have attended. The first two were First Baptist Church of Dallas and Prestonwood Baptist Church of Plano

A Notable DFW Church

Stonebriar Community Church is notable because of the pastor, Charles (Chuck) Swindoll. I began listening to Swindoll on the radio in the 1980’s if not earlier. His radio broadcast Insight for Living has been a source of Bible teaching to countless folks over the decades. He has been the pastor of Stonebriar for the past twenty years.